Tag Archives: Interplay
Fri, Nov 09, 2012 | 20:55 GMT
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 | 17:20 BST
Black Isle Studios is getting resuscitated by Interplay, according evidence found via various social media outlets and a webpage.
Tue, Jul 31, 2012 | 17:16 BST
MDK2 HD is now available on Steam, and if you own the original game in your library, you can get the HD upgrade for 20% off. Originally exclusive to the Beamdog service, Overhaul Games’ version of BioWare title will run you $14.99 on Valve’s service. The HD version of the game was originally released in October. Thanks, Joystiq.
Wed, Mar 28, 2012 | 15:30 BST
inXile Entertainment’s Brian Fargo has said “nothing would make” him “happier than reforming Black Isle Studios in some capacity.
Tue, Jan 03, 2012 | 22:52 GMT
The protracted legal wrangling over Fallout Online may have come to an end.
Tue, Oct 11, 2011 | 21:10 BST
One of Bioware’s most overlooked classics gets resurrected tomorrow on PC, and its fresh new coat of paint is looking good. More »
Fri, Sep 23, 2011 | 19:04 BST
A US district court judge has denied Bethesda’s request for a temporary restraining order against Masthead, co-developer of Interplay’s Fallout MMO.
Wed, Jan 12, 2011 | 20:40 GMT
Bethesda argued in court filings yesterday that its Fallout MMO licensing agreement with Interplay was clear-cut, and Interplay cannot legally use anything pertaining to the franchise, other than the name ‘Fallout” and is violating this agreement by using assets from the Fallout universe.
Sat, Nov 20, 2010 | 20:47 GMT
Interplay is teasing Fallout Online again. This time, it’s teasing the Pip-Pad.
Wed, Jun 16, 2010 | 19:34 BST
Thu, Apr 22, 2010 | 22:45 BST
Update: Well, apparently, the proceedings are not over. According to Peter Hines, it’s “still ongoing and has not been resolved. It is a minor procedural thing that took place, not a dropping of the lawsuit.”
“The bottom line is it’s an ongoing legal matter, it’s in no way, shape or form done,” Hines continued. “We’re going to let the process play out in the courts, which is what we’ve said all along, but beyond that I can’t give specifics as to procedures. That’s not my domain.” (via Kotaku)
Original: Looks like Bethesda has decided to drop its appeal for an injunction against Interplay, which means that development on the Fallout MMO (Project V13) may proceed.
Wed, Jan 20, 2010 | 14:23 GMT
According to papers filed in the court case between Interplay and Bethesda, the Oblivion developer has been working on a “World of Warcraft type MMO.”
Sat, Dec 12, 2009 | 19:43 GMT
US District Court judge Deborah K. Chasanow has denied Bethesda’s motion for an injunction against Interplay over licensing for the Fallout MMO its working on, and the Fallout Trilogy containing Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics.
For now, at least, Interplay will be able to continue selling the bundle and the individual games, as well as continue to work on the MMO (Project V13) due to the licensing deal forged between the two companies during 2007 , in which Bethesda purchased the franchise for $5.75 million.
Bethesda filed suit against Interplay earlier in the year not only over the Fallout MMO, but claiming that the Trilogy pack would confuse consumers into thinking it was Fallout 3.
More through Gamasutra.
Sat, Nov 14, 2009 | 14:26 GMT
What is being claimed as the first official in-game screenshots for Interplay’s Fallout MMO, Project V13, are over on The Vault Wiki.
The site says it received the shots form an anonymous source, which it fails to name due to the current court battle between Bethesda and Interplay.
Go have a look, and judge for yourself.
Fri, Oct 30, 2009 | 20:13 GMT
Looks as though the court dealings between Interplay and Bethesda over the Fallout MMO are not over just yet.
According to a post on Interplay’s forums, the firm’s in-house has said that a hearing in the case is still “weeks away”.
You will not often hear from me, but as Interplay’s in-house lawyer I feel the need to set the record straight here…
The Court has not ruled on Bethesda’s Motion for Prelminary Injunction. A proposed order was filed with our Opposition to the Motion, but that is not the same as an Order of the Court. The hearing is weeks away. Interplay will issue an official statement if there is a material development that needs to be addressed. Please do not rely on rumor or speculation.
In the meantime, we all appreciate your enthusiasm and support.
Meanwhile, a new piece of concept art for the MMO was released, which is what you see above, and there is another one through here.
Fri, Sep 11, 2009 | 18:08 BST
Bethesda has filed a lawsuit against Interplay for trademark infringement, and breach of agreement over the Fallout MMO.
Citing failure to “commence full scale development by April 4, 2009 and to secure certain funding for the game”, Interplay has disputed the claims and maintains that it still holds the rights to develop Project V13 with Masthead Studios.
This lawsuit comes months later after Bethesda challenged Interplay’s rights to the game back in April, when Interplay was actively seeking financing or income, without which it will be forced to liquidate assets, sell the company or face bankruptcy.
On a brighter note, Natiq “Defonten” Aghayev, Project V13 concept artist and Fallout fan community member, has released a bit of his concept sketches done for the game, which is featured in the header image.
More regarding all of this can be found over on, The Vault, which has a link to the legal documents filed.
Wed, Aug 19, 2009 | 23:35 BST
Steam has added some Interplay titles to its download catalog.
Now, users of the service can purchase Fallout and Fallout 2 along with Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel, Kingpin: Life of Crime, and Sacrifice.
For the next week, you can get each one for 10 percent off the normal price as well.
“We are excited to offer the millions of Steam customers online access to Interplay titles beginning with some jewels of our classic PC catalog priced below $10,” said Interplay CEO Herve Caen.
“Interplay is committed to delivering the best quality titles to PC gamers and distribution on Steam is one of the many steps we are taking to increase accessibility to our content for fans around the world.”
Full press release through the jump.
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 | 00:23 BST
Gameloft and Interplay are in cahoots to put Earthworm Jim back on the map, it would seem. The two companies have partnered to develop and publish a new title in the series that will eventually grace the likes of PSN and WiiWare.
First, though, Jim’s making a month-long pit stop on Xbox Live Arcade, as a timed exclusive. The early bird gets the Earthworm Jim? Something like that, we guess.
The game’s out sometime during the last quarter of 2009. Pertinent press is after the break.
Thu, Apr 16, 2009 | 16:07 BST
Interplay’s 10-K mentions under “legal filings” that Bethesda may be challenging its right to a Fallout MMO.
According to the document, Bethesda has yet to file proper action at this time; however, the Fallout 3 developers claim Interplay is in breech of trademark.
Under the terms of Interplay using the Fallout name, the firm was to have started full scale work on the title by April 4, 2009 and secured funding for the MMO.
From the document:
Interplay recently received notice that Bethesda Softworks, LLC (“Bethesda”) intends to terminate the trademark license agreement between Bethesda and Interplay which was entered into April 4, 2007 for the development of FALLOUT MMOG. Despite the fact that no formal action is currently pending, Bethesda claims that Interplay is in breach of the trademark license agreement for failure to commence fill scale development of same by April 4, 2009 and to secure certain funding for the MMOG. Interplay adamantly disputes these claims. Although the potential damages are currently unknown, if Bethesda ultimately prevails and cancels the trademark license agreement, Interplay would lose its license back of the “Fallout” MMOG and any damages resulting therefrom are unknown at this time.
Bethesda is claiming neither of the conditions were met.